What You Can Do - This Week! - to Raise Vermont's Minimum Wage - Rights & Democracy VT

What You Can Do - This Week! - to Raise Vermont's Minimum Wage

It's time to raise up your voice in support of raising Vermont's minimum wage to $15 an hour.

On April 5, from 5-7pm, in Room 11 of the State House, the House General, Housing, and Military Affairs Committee is holding a public hearing on whether to #RaiseTheWage to $15 an hour in Vermont.

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This is your chance to make sure these representatives are hearing the voices and stories of working people who know how critical it is that we win livable wages now! Testimony at a Senate hearing earlier this year ensured that the bill passed the State Senate with strong support.

Want to testify? Fill out this story form and we'll help you prepare.

More than 25,000 working Vermonters currently live on the minimum wage today, and more than 70,000 would benefit from a $15 an hour minimum wage.

This is not just a matter of economic injustice facing thousands in our state—poverty wages disproportionately harm women and people of color in Vermont. Almost half—45 percent—of women and almost 60 percent of African Americans in Vermont earn less than $15 an hour.

This legislative session is our opportunity to raise the minimum wage to a livable wage, but only if legislators hear loud and clear from #RaiseTheWage supporters like you.

To help boost turnout for the April 5th hearing, join Rights & Democracy in Central Vermont this Thursday night!

Central Vermont Raise the Wage Feast & Phonebank

Thursday, March 29, 5-8PM, ACLU-Vermont, 90 Main St., Suite 200, Montpelier: Join folks to eat and drink together — and reach out to fellow Vermonters about the Raise the Wage Campaign! From 5–6PM, join the Central Vermont Organizing Team Meeting for some food and discussion and then help phonebank across the state to leverage real grassroots power in support of a $15 minimum wage. To find us: Enter off 90 Main Street, as if going into TD Bank, and use the door to the right to use the stairs or elevator and we'll be on the second floor.

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